As winter turns to spring, the biggest event in New York this month is the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held right here in Manhattan in 1762, and today, the tradition continues with an extravagant procession the morning of Saturday, March 17, which starts at 44th St. and 5th Ave. and continues up 5th Ave. for about two hours, ending at the American Irish Historical Society at 80th St. The Lotte New York Palace, located just one block from 5th Ave., is ideally placed for guests eager to enjoy this world-renowned parade. If you’re looking for historical insight into the Irish-American experience, we also recommend visiting the Merchant’s House Museum, which stands at 29 East 4th St in Greenwich Village. The only fully preserved 19th-century family home in New York City, the museum will be hosting special St. Patrick’s Day tours to highlight the everyday joys and challenges in the lives of the Irish immigrants who worked as servants in the stately home.
March 7, 2018